Daily Saints reader?

Just out of curiosity, how many of you read a book that gives a reading one of the many saints that every day has? :coffeeread:

I think there must be hundreds of editions out there.

Last year, from 1 January - 31 December, I used the Butler’s Lives Of Saints, the New Full Edition published The Liturgical Press, with Paul Burns as the chief revisor and editor. Yes, rather expensive in hardcover, and with 13 books, one for each month and a supplement. But thorough. :heaven:

This year, from 1 January - 31 December, I am reading LIVES OF SAINTS, published by Catholic Book Publishing Company, with copyright years of 1955, 1993, and 1999. Just two volumes, and only one Saint discussed per day. A nice change of pace. And, yes, I’ll intend to read a different edition next year.

My current habit (pardon the pun) is to read the Saint Of The day between OOR and MP of LOTH. Provides a simple but spiritual break. Also an excuse to brew up another cup of tea:blush:

I use the Office of Readings from the Liturgy of the Hours. The Second Reading is usually something written by (or about) the saint whose feast is celebrated on that day of the liturgical calendar (often preceded by a biographical blurb of just a couple of sentences).

The added bonus is that when you pray the Liturgy of the Hours you are participating in the official liturgical worship of the Church.

A friend gave me “Saints - A Year in Faith and Art,” a small book that has a bit of information on a daily saint on one page and an artistic representation on the other. It is definitely old calendar and Eurocentric – which means it doesn’t always match with our saint du jour and the art work is primarily from old Italian museums – but I read it every day and am much inspired by both the saintly and the artistic. I wouldn’t want it to be the ONLY book on saints I had; but it is a nice addition.